Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Count down to eight and done!

Friday marked my 8th treatment of chemotherapy, which began with 4 biweekly, dose dense infusions of the drug Adriamycin/Cytoxan and followed with 4 biweekly dense doses of Taxol. Friday was my final and fourth taxol. So, for now, I'm done and I get a three to four week break for my body to rest and repair. Then in the final week of July, I begin a five day a week treatment of radiation therapy for a total of seven weeks.

And to mark the occasion my husband took some outfit photos of me at the ROC.

Starting at the bottom I will showcase these brand new booties I scored at Salvation Army for $2.49! I have had a similar pair in my shopping cart at various online merchants and on my Amazon wish list since the fall.  They are synthetic suede, decent quality and Arizona brand which to the best of my knowledge is sold at J C Penney. I love the style.

Since fall and winter are long gone, I had to figure out a way to style the booties for spring and summer. Here you go....

I wore them with a casual jean skirt and a newly thrifted top with a tribal theme and lace back (whoa, maybe too many trends in one shirt?). I liked the ease of the blouse and it was different than many items I own.

I preferred a tuck on the blouse but pulled it out to show off the lace detail.

I remember in March when I began my dose dense treatments of chemotherapy. I thought, I'll be doing this all the way to the end of June. At the time it really seemed over whelming. Then I thought about the total number of infusions I would have, eight, and I thought, I can do this. I held up my fingers to myself and counted 1 through 8, and then backwards 8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1. One treatment at a time, one day at a time. Living. Praying. Trusting. Hoping. So for now I am done but, I still have to fight through a week to ten days of feeling bad and not so great side effects but, I'm done! I DID IT!!!
In the next week I will be doing several bone and body scans to see how the cancer retreated in the face of the chemotherapy and then I rest and begin another fight with radiation. Thank you for your support and prayers.

Skirt: David Kahn-local boutique
Shirt: Nordstroms-thrifted
Booties: Arizona-thrifted


  1. Congratulations! You're amazing, and you look so beautiful and put together in these photos! Praying that these next fews are restful and peaceful for you and your family.

  2. Christine,
    You inspire me in so many ways. You always look fabulous!!!!!
    Thank you for updating your readers about your treatment. I keep you in my prayers.
    Virtual hugs

  3. Congrats on finishing the chemo! Sending my prayers and blessings for a speedy healing. I just love that outfit and kudos to your husband to acknowledging you accomplishment!

  4. Yeahyyy on being done and you look awesome! Keep your chin you over the next few weeks...you got this!

  5. You are amazing and inspiring Christine! Prayers for you to heal and recover over these next few weeks.